Bring a smile to a child with virtual or physical Valentine's Day cards from these hospitals

By Jason Duaine Hahn
February 11, 2020 03:06 PM
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Hospitals around the country are encouraging people to send Valentine’s Day cards to their young patients — and here’s how you can get in on sharing the love.

With Valentine’s Day landing this Friday, there is still some time to send a physical or virtual card to sick children at a number of hospitals. At Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, kids will get their cards hand-delivered, along with goody bags.

Not only that, but $1 will be donated to the hospital for every card sent until Feb. 12. This is all thanks to an anonymous donor who will contribute up to $25,000.

St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital has the option to send a Valentine’s Day e-card featuring artwork inspired by artwork from their patients.

The cards include sweet notes such as “You Brighten the Cloudiest Days,” “You Have a Pizza My Heart,” and “You’re a Super Valentine!” Participants can also fill out a personalized message to the children after selecting their card.

Artwork from a patient at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital

At Boston Children’s Hospital Trust, participants can select from three Valentine’s Day cards featuring a sloth, llama or a unicorn, before including a personal message. If they receive 10,000 Valentines, the William P. and Bella Cohen Family Foundation will send a stuffed animal to every patient, the hospital announced on their website.

Patients at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Michigan will be able to bring “their Valentine to life” by using a smartphone or tablet to reveal 3D objects with their cards.

Artwork from a patient at St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital
| Credit: St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital

According to KTTV, here are some additional hospitals with Valentine’s Day programs: